This holiday season, there is one thing on everyone’s mind. Unfortunately, it’s not Santa. For many people, it’s money. This is a challenging year for a lot of people. Not just physically and mentally but also economically. The unemployment rate is at 7.9 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meaning a lot of people are still looking for ways to generate extra cash. It does not help that Glassdoor reports that, “Seasonal and retail job openings are each down 8 percent year-over-year, a sign that the pandemic is muting hiring demand as customers and businesses alike adjust holiday plans.” As customers and businesses pivot, it is best to reinvent your seasonal gig work too. Luckily, mystery shopping is your solution to keep your holidays jolly while generating cash flow.
After a trying year, consumers are looking forward to the comfort of the holiday season. However, this holiday season will be different. The consumer is not looking for the typical holiday experience. The consumer is spending their holiday budget in a more meaningful way than ever before. According to CNBC, the holiday shopper is, “…directing more of their dollars toward retailers that share similar values during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Accenture.” The Accenture study also revealed that 61% of the 1,500 people surveyed said, “they are more likely to make purchases at companies that show they’re committed to health, safety and hygiene.” With health and safety in mind, discover four simple ways your business can build confidence with your customers, and have a successful holiday season.